Venture Capital

3 Ways Early-Stage Startups Can Capitalize on the Micro-VC Boom

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

For years, the term “venture capitalist” referred exclusively to investors interested in driving growth at already successful companies. Traditional VCs still focus solely on this area, but micro-VCs have gained prominence in recent years as well. Unlike traditional VCs, micro-VCs make smaller investments in…

Entrepreneur

Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire: An Entrepreneur Adage

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Take advice from many different sources of inspiration: business mentors, customers, colleagues, and even books and songs. But if you ask any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great team can do wonders in a business. But you need to build your team the…

Marketing & Social Media

4 Game-Changing Influencer Marketing Trends

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Influencer marketing has evolved significantly over the last year, as marketers in wide-ranging industries have embraced the strategy. Not only have micro-influencers become an important part of the landscape, but influencers are starting to emerge in the B2B space as well. In the meantime,…

Entrepreneur

5 Apps to Help Entrepreneurs Make the Most of Their Time

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Entrepreneurs are constantly falling short on time. With busy schedules and far too many meetings, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to manage all the tasks on your to-do list. Fortunately, we’ve got your back. For smart-working, go-getting, young entrepreneurs like you,…

Interviews

New York

Peter Roper of Google on Meeting Customers in the Moment

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

As more customers begin to rely their phone for news, daily tasks, shopping, communication and more, brands are going to have to adjust their mobile strategy to get noticed and build customer loyalty. Peter Roper, Head of Mobile Brand Strategy at Google, helps brands tell…

HR and Recruiting

Seattle

4 Ways Startups Can Structure Job Interviews to Avoid Bias

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job interview is a tricky task for any company, but it’s a sink or swim task for an early-stage startup. Keeping a company’s culture intact and healthy is essential, and when a company is just a handful of individuals, any new hire will…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

This Founder Knew When it Was Time to Step Down and Let Go

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

David Stone has lived the big-company corporate life and the startup life. There’s no contest. He prefers the latter. Stone has been involved in eight or nine startups in senior roles, though he only founded or co-founded three of those—Sports Rewards Systems in 2002,…

Marketing

Orange County

Why You Should Get a Job in Customer Service Before Launching a Startup

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

With any product or service you are going to deal with customers and their complaints. In order to gain a better understanding of people and deal with conflict resolution, one founder suggests for you to get a job in a certain area. Chris Van…

Digital nomad

This Founder Began His Career As a Digital Nomad

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Forget the 9 to 5 job. Today there are a lot of people out there using telecommunications technology to earn a living and more generally conduct their living in a digital nomad manner. And yes, they tend to travel while they continue to work…

Tips & How To’s

4 Things You Need To Know Before Registering A Domain

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Whether you are a solopreneur or small business, having an online presence is a must. After all, your website will likely be the first impression of any potential customer or client. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to go about getting set up with…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

How One Founder Went From VC to Green Tech Startup

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

Each week, I interview a startup founder in Maine to learn more about their background, lessons learned, advice for founders and their technology. This time we’re talking with Clayton Kyle, CEO of Clynk, the bottle and can redemption business and garbage tech. As CEO…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Should Couples Build Businesses Together?

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

The notion of working with a spouse is divisive. Some individuals have found great success by partnering up personally and professionally, while others shudder at the thought of mixing home and business life. Rarely do couples say “I Do,” with dreams of building both…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

It’s Time to Change the Way You Track Progress

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

You never want to bite off more than you can chew. Ever. Seriously, overexerting yourself, especially in the startup world, can have dire consequences for your future. However, the drive to be innovative is more than understandable, as so many tech entrepreneurs build products…

Marketing

6 Influencer Marketing Tools to Boost Your Company’s Online Presence

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For startups that barely have any presence online, the key to getting an audience’s attention is to leverage the reach of influencers. These include bloggers, social media celebrities, actors, or anyone else who can sway the purchase decisions of potential customers. There are many…

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

The Podcast Industry Just Saw a Tectonic Shift in Analytics

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Late last week, during Apple’s Friday WWDC talk covering their podcast sector, a seemingly unassuming tweak was announced. Yet it’s perhaps the biggest revelation the podcast world has ever seen. Apple is making in-episode analytics available to podcasters on its platform. Since Apple’s podcast…

Tips & How To’s

7 Practices That Drive Away Talented Employees

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ask any entrepreneur in the world and they’ll tell you that the key to success is a good team. If you can’t hire, train, and delegate work to qualified employees, your good idea isn’t going to get passed the development stage. However, once you’ve…

Happiness

Steve Wozniak, Cofounder of Apple, on How to Be Happy

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that Apple has changed the world. Not only have their computers been a bedrock of comprehensive simplicity and sleek design in tech for decades, but the iPhone has fundamentally change the way society functions forever. And while success is probably pretty…